After being invited to Shiraz Garden‘s open house, I put feelers out to see if anyone wanted their photos taken at the venue. It was a last minute request. Luckily, a wedding planner friend of mine, Jamie from Uptown Events, did the same for me on her Instagram stories. Within a few hours, she found a couple for me! And, they just so happen to be planning their upcoming wedding at that exact venue. So just like that, I scheduled the couple’s Shiraz Garden engagement session!
Meet Aylene and Brian
The couple’s names are Aylene and Brian and they met through co-workers of theirs. Right off the bat, they clicked. Aylene had not found her perfect soulmate and was willing to chance a first date with this Brian. During their date, he wasn’t scared away by her choice of an upscale steak restaurant or even when she mentioned she would love jewelry from Tiffany and Co.!!
Since then, it’s been smooth sailing for the two lovebirds. Aylene knows that he is it for her because “he is different from guys in my past relationships. He is very loving and caring. Brian is also very supportive and can always lift my spirits. He’s one of those guys that always opens my door. This is hard to find and that I’m not used to.” Not to mention that “he is very charismatic that drew me to him. I can go on and on … “
The Engagement Session
Aside from a few texts and emails exchanged, I knew very little about this couple. Our first meeting was the day of Shiraz Garden‘s open house.
I was taking photos of another couple when I heard my name. When I turned around, this petite, pretty lady introduced herself to me as the one and only Aylene. Perfect timing, as I was wrapping up my other session.
And so we began! We walked around the venue, talking about their love story, living in Austin, and getting to know one another. Of course, not without stopping and photographing beautiful photos of them!
I would say this was definitely a successful session! It was such a blast getting to know Aylene and Brian and I’m even happier to say that I now have friends in the Austin area! Now we just have to get their wedding date set!